Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact Us


WYAS Calderdale

Central Library and Archives

Square Road




Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0151


Opening hours

Tuesday 9.30am – 4pm

Thursday 9.30am – 4pm

Friday 9.30am – 4pm

Please note, we will not be operating our normal search room service on the following days:

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Friday 3rd April 2020

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Anne Lister Birthday Celebrations in the Archives – 1st to 8th April 2020

West Yorkshire Archive Service cares for the Shibden Hall archive collection. Drop-in to our Calderdale Archives search room to meet and chat to our archives team and see some of the collection, which includes Anne’s famous diaries, up close. The Drop-in sessions (no need to book) will be on:                                                                                                                                                 

Wednesday 1st April

Thursday 2nd April

Friday 3rd April (morning only - private function in afternoon)

Saturday 4th April

Monday 6th April

Tuesday 7th April

Wednesday 8th April


Microfilm available

Archive service microfilm will be available via the Local Studies Library in the Central Library at the following times;

Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday: 9.30am to 6.30pm Friday: 9.30am to 6.30pm Saturday: 9.30am to 4.00pm


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0151 or by email prior to planning your visit. Staff will advise you on whether to reserve a table or a microfiche reader, depending on which records you wish to consult.

Public lockers for bags and coats are provided and are coin operated (£1 refundable).

Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.



No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.


How to find us

Car Parking

Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.


We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.


We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.